The Cherry Blossom Festival
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Sale Price (members): $14.39
Original Price: $19.95
The Cherry Blossom Festival: Sakura Celebration
by Ann McClellan
Spring in Washington, D.C. is synonymous with the blooming of its spectacular cherry blossom trees and with the festival that honors them. The book reveals the history of the Festival from parades to princesses, how the cherry trees came to Washington, D.C., and what they mean to the Japanese, and how to care for ornamental cherry trees in your own garden. Lavishly illustrated and fact-filled, the book is the perfect memento of nature's springtime extravaganza in Washington as well as a commemoration of the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Hardcover; 104 pages; 118 color images, 25 black & white
We celebrate the beautiful cherry blossoms, whose delicate blooms along the nearby Tidal Basin are echoed in the motifs of many print, painted and ceramic artworks in our Freer Gallery of Art.
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